As one of the most watched and enjoyed sports in the world, football well and truly captures the hearts and attention of thousands of people year-round, but when The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) came to Codeminers, Head of Digital Communications, Ben Simpson planned to draw the focus back to the Association.

The Professional Footballers’ Association was formed in 1907 and is currently the world’s longest established professional sportsperson’s union, with aims to protect, improve and negotiate the conditions, rights and status of all professional players.

With a need for a helping hand on some of their technical projects, PFA spoke with Codeminers founder Simon Proctor about their specific needs and requirements to update their digital platforms..

Ben said: “We have been working with Simon and the team at Codeminers solidly for just over 12 months now. We are nearing completion of three major projects (a new website, a bespoke internal CRM database and an IOS App) and we have greatly appreciated their extensive knowledge base across a wide range of areas and structured approach to carrying out the work.

Simon has always taken time to fully understand our needs and requirements but has also been able to provide practical advice, guidance and honest opinion.

We are very much looking forward to the launch of the new website and app and believe the insights offered by Codeminers will be of great benefit to the organisation and our members.”

Our expert team, worked on three projects:

  • Sitecore website development
  • Bespoke internal CRM database
  • iOS app development

With all three projects needing specific sets of technical knowledge, the newly launched PFA website has received a fresh look and navigation, built on Sitecore.

Sitecore is a leading digital experience software to create seamless and personalised digital experience. Combining a powerful content management system (Sitecore CMS), Experience Manager and Experience Database, The PFA has now gained a platform to personalise the digital experiences of their visitors, alongside gaining a platform that’s easier to maintain and content manage.

The newly launched website can be found at

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